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People living in the earliest known settlement in the Americas harvested seaweed and other marine plants from a coastline more than 50 miles (80 kilometers) away, new research shows.

With the exponential growth of the world’s human population over the past century, 60% of humans living within 100 km of the coast [1], and the projected consequences of current climate change, pollution, habitat loss and introduction of alien species, coastal environments appear to face particularly serious challenges when compared to other ecosystems.

The need of forecasting the combined effects of all these physical and biological variables with some accuracy is ever more pressing if we are to mitigate and manage such changes effectively.

In recent years, ancient coastal archaeological sites have become not only important sources for understanding human evolution [2- 6], as well as early cultural and technological developments [8-9], but have also been increasingly recognized as important sources of palaeoenvironmental and palaeo-ecological reconstructions around the globe [1-3, 5-7].

More recently, coastal archaeological studies have also been considered as a complement to marine conservation and management efforts [10-14].

Figure 1: Map of the west coast of South Africa showing locations mentioned in the text with inset of southern Africa.

Acronyms of locations: EB, Elands Bay, La, Langebaan; LB, Lamberts Bay; VP, Vredenburg Peninsula.

Images of disembodied heads are widespread in the art of Nasca, a culture based on the southern coast of Peru from AD 1 to AD 750.

But despite this evidence and large numbers of trophy heads in the region’s archaeological record, only eight headless bodies have been recovered with evidence of decapitation, explains Christina A. Conlee’s analysis of a newly excavated headless body from the site of La Tiza provides important new data on decapitation and its relationship to ancient ideas of death and regeneration.

A team of archaeologists, led by Walter Alva, have discovered the wooden tomb of another member of the Mochica culture’s elite – older than the “Señor de Sipan” (Lord of Sipan).

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